The handcarved bird and elephant (in wax) is back from casting. http://frilldesign.blogspot.com/2009/02/handcarved-wax-models-ready-for-casting.html. These are all cast in silver. I have roughly cleaned them up (the polishing compound is still visible in the grooves). Before these go into my ESTY shop, I will solder on jump rings and give them a final polish for a high shine.